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Oct 10, 2018

Fatal Tractor-Trailer Crash on Woodrow Wilson Bridge

By |October 10th, 2018|Truck Accidents|Comments Off on Fatal Tractor-Trailer Crash on Woodrow Wilson Bridge

On June 20, 2018, a devastating tractor-trailer accident occurred on the Outer Loop lanes of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Forest Heights, Maryland. The crash resulted in explosions, a fire, one death, and numerous personal injuries. On that Wednesday morning a little before 11 AM, the driver of the tractor-trailer lost control of his rig and collided into a warning truck that was positioned as a shield to a boom truck on the bridge. The [...]

Oct 8, 2018

Domino’s “Paving for Pizza” Campaign Is Working

By |October 8th, 2018|Auto Accidents, Safety|Comments Off on Domino’s “Paving for Pizza” Campaign Is Working

(Photo Credit: City Lab) Leading pizza company Domino's Pizza revealed a unique campaign: they’re fixing potholes for cities around the US. The initiative, called "Paving for Pizza," is calling for customers to nominate their cities to qualify for the road repairs. Domino’s USA president Russell Weiner put it this way: "Have you ever hit a pothole and instantly cringed? We know that feeling is heightened when you're bringing home a carryout order from [...]

Sep 13, 2018

What Is Workers’ Compensation? Your Common Questions Answered

By |September 13th, 2018|Workers Compensation|Comments Off on What Is Workers’ Compensation? Your Common Questions Answered

When you are injured in the course of your job duties, you can make a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. Over the years, we have found that clients often have questions about the program. We have put together these short videos to answer two questions we often hear about workers’ compensation in Maryland. What Is Workers’ Compensation? People often ask how workers compensation came to be, and it began with the Industrial Revolution in the [...]

Sep 10, 2018

When Are Dog Owners Liable for Injuries Caused by Dog Bites?

By |September 10th, 2018|Dog Bites and Animal Attacks|Comments Off on When Are Dog Owners Liable for Injuries Caused by Dog Bites?

A dog bite can be traumatizing to the victim, especially when it is unexpected and from another person’s dog. These incidents can leave lasting physical and emotional scars. If you have been the victim of a dog bite, you do have legal options in the state of Maryland to recover compensation for your injuries and losses. It is important to understand when a dog owner is liable for injuries their dog inflicts on another person. [...]

Sep 7, 2018

The Correlation Between a Trucker’s Health and Crash Risk

By |September 7th, 2018|Truck Accidents|Comments Off on The Correlation Between a Trucker’s Health and Crash Risk

If you interview any long distance commercial truck driver or someone who previously operated a big rig in the past, you will probably learn something about the physical demands the job imposes. Driving a truck for a living, especially when long distances are involved, requires adhering to strict deadlines and enduring long hours behind the wheel – both of which can put pressure on the health of the driver. These pressures can have a detrimental [...]

Sep 4, 2018

Failure to Properly Diagnose Sepsis Can Lead to Patient Death

By |September 4th, 2018|Medical Malpractice|Comments Off on Failure to Properly Diagnose Sepsis Can Lead to Patient Death

Sepsis is a dangerous condition that requires urgent attention. Too often, the condition is not diagnosed and treated with urgency. Many medical malpractice lawsuits occur in the state of Maryland due to the inability to properly treat or manage a septic patient. Maryland hospitals receive year. Throughout the United States, about 250,000 deaths occur each year due to sepsis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is a highly expensive condition [...]

Aug 29, 2018

Types of Distracted Driving and the Sobering Statistics

By |August 29th, 2018|Auto Accidents, Distracted Driving|Comments Off on Types of Distracted Driving and the Sobering Statistics

With the pervasive use of miniature technological devices, such as smart phones, video recorders, tablets, and GPS units, distracted driving has risen as one of the leading causes of car crashes. This has initiated actions in many states in the form of legislation to tamp down on the practice of distracted driving. In the state of Maryland, it is illegal to operate any handheld mobile device while operating a motor vehicle. This includes: Searching the [...]

Aug 27, 2018

Occupational Lung Disease and Workers Compensation in Maryland

By |August 27th, 2018|Workers Compensation|Comments Off on Occupational Lung Disease and Workers Compensation in Maryland

The quality of your breathing dictates the quality of your life. When you develop a lung disease after occupational exposure to certain types of dust, toxic chemicals, fumes and other particulates, you may be able to recover workers compensation for your injuries. There are several different types of occupational lung diseases, and there are certain industries and occupations where a worker might be more at risk for these diseases than others. The American Lung Association [...]

Aug 24, 2018

Construction Site Injuries and Workers’ Compensation in Maryland

By |August 24th, 2018|Personal Injury, Workers Compensation|Comments Off on Construction Site Injuries and Workers’ Compensation in Maryland

Working construction in Maryland is a tough job. Construction sites are bursting with activity—workers, electricians, contractors, inspectors, all trying to perform their jobs in a limited amount of space and racing to meet deadlines. It's one of the most dangerous jobs in the United States. Injuries from these types of accidents tend to be more severe than other types of workplace accidents. Workers may suffer long-term or permanent disabilities, leaving them unable to work, pay [...]

Aug 22, 2018

Electronic Health Records and the Dangerous Problem of “Alert Fatigue”

By |August 22nd, 2018|Medical Malpractice|Comments Off on Electronic Health Records and the Dangerous Problem of “Alert Fatigue”

The vast majority of medical practices and hospitals have incorporated a system of electronic health records into their healthcare processes. These systems have become essential in our modern healthcare environment. However, there are potential problems within the system that can lead to medical malpractice. The problem of alert saturation Whenever new technology is implemented for the first time, it is not uncommon for problems that crop up that require adjustments by the user. Many times [...]

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